[linux-audio-user] Mellotron

Neil Durant lists at sphere3.co.uk
Tue Jul 20 21:41:45 EDT 2004

Ryan wrote:
> The original mellotron had 6 feet of tape played at 7.5 ips (about 9.6
> seconds of play per note) with 35 keys that'd be about 5 and a half
> minutes of sampled sound... how big would that be?

9.6 seconds per note sounds a bit optimistic, and a bit overly precise!!!
My Mellotron M400 notes typically last between 7-8 seconds, and they're all
slightly different in length!

I must get round to sampling mine some time - I have the following sounds
on two tape racks:

  Russian choir
  M400 strings
  M300 strings
  Church organ

Incidentally, would there be any copyright issues sampling the Mellotron
tapes and redistributing?  After all they're recordings like anything else.

Neil Durant
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